Category Archives: Jewish History

City of David: The Birthplace of Jerusalem

The City of David is the site of the birthplace of Jerusalem, where 3,000 years ago King David captured the city from the Jebusites, turning it into the capital of what would soon become an Israelite empire. Today, this same City of David is an extraordinary archeology wonderland, where each discovery is an authentic testament […]

Jerusalem Day: A Dream Come True

Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) is the newest holiday on the Jewish calendar, one that commemorates the liberation and reunification of Israel’s capital on the third day of the Six-Day War in June 1967. Since the War of Independence in 1948, Jerusalem had been divided, with the western side of the city under Israeli control, and […]

66 Fun Facts About Israel

It’s now been 66 amazing, triumphant, heart-breaking, awe-inspiring, jubilant, soul searching, transcendent, glorious years since the Jewish people returned to their ancestral homeland. To celebrate the “miracle on the Mediterranean”, here are 66 fascinating facts about the State of Israel: Basics 1 Israel is the one and only Jewish state in the world. 2) The […]